Edmonton Elks select DL Antonio Alfano in CFL supplemental draft

Photo courtesy: Antonio Alfano/BuffZone

The Edmonton Elks have selected defensive lineman Antonio Alfano in the CFL’s supplemental draft, forfeiting an eighth-round pick in the 2025 CFL Draft. 3DownNation exclusively reported last month that Alfano could qualify for Canadian citizenship through his mother, who was born in Toronto.

The six-foot-four, 285-pound defender was the fifth-ranked prospect in the entire United States coming out of Colonia High School in 2019. Among those ranked behind him were Evan Neal, Garrett Wilson, Travon Walker, George Pickens, and Charles Cross, all of whom are now high-profile NFL players.

The native of Livingston, N.J. originally committed to the University of Alabama, though he never played for the team as Nick Saban, who was then the program’s head coach, accused him of quitting. He transferred to the University of Colorado in the spring of 2020 but was suspended and never dressed for the team.

After a stint at Independence Community College during which he didn’t play and a year out of football, Alfano made his long-awaited collegiate debut in 2023 at Lackawanna College, a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) program in Scranton, Pa. He made 14 total tackles, eight tackles for loss, four sacks, one pass knockdown, and one forced fumble over five games.

His pro day was attended by Edmonton Elks’ scout Ric Serritella, the creator of NFL Draft Bible who is based in New Jersey and was recently hired by the team.